"Hyot-to-ko" ひょっとこ is a traditonal comical character in Kagura shinto rituals ceremonial dance and Noh comedy plays.   It also translates as the "fire man". It has a puckered mouth skewed to the side, and wears a headscarf with blue and white dots.   Hyottoko is believed to bring happiness and fortune.

 

His counterpart is a female character call Okame.  Okame has an iconic round face and a big smile.  She is the Goddess of Joy and believed to bring happiness and fortune to the man she marries.   The two together have become the symbol of Happy, Blissful Marriage and Partnership.   

 

This is not just a cute-looking tabletop figurine.  This a also quality top made by professional top-makers with 120-year-heritage.  Quality wood figurines are designed by Kumamoto top-makers.  The head is a 1.3" mini spinning top.  Carved by hands by the artisans at Kumamoto. 

 

Made with broadleave trees from Kyushu Japan.  Natural wood finish, and as always, Kumamoto artisans make sure their works are nice to touch, easy on the hands. 

 

Consider this as wedding present, anniversary gift or party favors!   Hope they will spin your stress away and bring you some luck and happiness! 

 

 

MATERIAL

Hardwood from Broadleave trees in Kyushu Japan

 

DIMENSION

Head   diameter 32mm. (1.3")

Body   28mm (1.1")

Overall height    55mm (2.17")

 

* Small parts are not suitable for young children or baby, beware of choke hazard. 

 

PROUDLY MADE IN JAPAN by top-maker Kumamoto Koma. 

Happy Together - Hyottoko & Okame

$25.00Price
  • Hardwood from Broadleave trees in Kyushu Japan

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